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Completed Tasks

A record of tasks completed since January 2020.

Date Site Task
Jan 3 Farley Copse Scrub Clearance, bramble bash and burn
10 Nightingale Crescent Scrub Clearance
17 Larks Hill Orchard pruning
24 Edmunds Green Coppicing
31 Wildmoor Heath Scrub Clearance
Feb 7 Lily Hill Park Scrub Clearance; Rehanging 5-bar gate; Orchard pruning
14 Bill Hill Rhododendron and Holly clearance
21 Wentworth Way Wood chip path and Laurel removal
28 Popes Meadow Wood chip mulch under Oaks
Mar 7 Lily Hill Park Continuing Scrub Clearance near Orchard
14 Bucklers Forest Remove Tree Guards
21 Garth Meadows Hawthorn Cut and Burn
28 Hayley Green Woods Ditch/Wetlands Work
Apr 4 South Hill Park Path Repair and Weeding
11 Snaprails Park Weed Cycle track/Shrubbery and Instal Post/Rail fence
18 Big Wood Remove Tree Guards
25 Long Hill Park Cut back Rhododendron & Weed
May 2 Lily Hill Park Path Widening and Weeding
9 Cabbage Hill Woodchipping paths plus Ragwort pull
16 Bucklers Forest Tree guard removal and conifer regeneration removal
23 Garth Meadows Pond Clearance/ Fence,Gate and Bridge Repair
30 Cabbage Hill Ragwort pull
Date Site Task
Jan 4 Lily Hill Park - Starch Copse Bramble/Holly clearance
11 Wildmoor Heath Gorse clearance to create firebreak
18 Wykery Copse Coppicing
25 Nightingale Crescent Scrub Clearance
Feb 1 Lily Hill Park- Starch Copse Bramble & Holly Clearance
8 Farley Copse Clearing pond of silt/duckweed and digging ditch
15 Larks Hill Orchard prune and burn
22 Whitegrove Copse Bramble pulling
Mar 1 Lily Hill Park Scrub clearance on site of Old Foresters Pub
8 Ambarrow Court Laurel/Acacia Clearance
15 Wykery Copse Coppicing
22 Caesars Camp Pine and rhody pulling
29 Cabbage Hill Ragwort pulling & Woodchip spreading
Apr 5 Lily Hill Park Repair Lychgate plus continue scrub clearance on site of Old Foresters Pub
12 Garth Meadows Pond dig
19 Frost Folly Fencing / Tree Guard removal/ Bailer twine removal
26 Englemere Pond Pine pulling / Gate repair
May 3 Lily Hill Park Continue with tidying and securing the Old Foresters Pub site
10 Peacock Meadows Clearing a pond & Ragwort pulling
17 Nine Mile Ride - Madingley Vegetation clearance & Pond creation
24 Cabbage Hill Ragwort pulling
31 Larks Rise Vegetation Clearance in the Orchard
Jun 7 Lily Hill Park Continue scrub clearance on site of Old Foresters Pub
14 Frost Folly Ragwort pulling
21 Peacock Meadows South Ragwort pulling
28 Peacock Meadows South Ragwort pulling
Jul 5 Lily Hill Park Vegetation Clearance
12 Savernake Park Railing clearing and painting
19 Task cancelled - Too hot!
26 The Parks Holly removal, path clearance and Ragwort pull
Aug 2 Lily Hill Park Brash Clearance and Erecting Fences
9 Frost Folly Reed and Ragwort pull
16 Snaprails Park Weeding
23 Tarmans Copse Coppicing and Pond dig
30 Englemere Pond Scrub bashing
Sep 6 South Hill Park Bramble Clearance in South Woods
13 Warfield FP7 Install boardwalk section across public footpath
20 Larks Hill Hawthorn clearance
27 Westmorland Park Limes pruning and dead hedging
Oct 4 South Hill Park Bramble Clearance in South Woods
11 Bucklers Forest Build Bee Banks
18 Wykery Copse Coppicing
25 Englemere Pond Scrub bashing
Nov 1 Lily Hill Park Vegetation Clearance in Starch Copse
8 Temple Copse Coppicing
15 Task cancelled - Heavy Rain
22 Whitegrove Copse Bramble pulling>
29 Wildmoor Heath Scrub Control
Dec 6 Lily Hill Park Vegetation Clearance in Starch Copse
13 Tarmans Copse Tree Planting
20 Farley Copse Dam building, Bramble clearing and coppicing
Date Site Task
Jan COVID Lockdown - 4 weeks cancelled
Feb COVID Lockdown - 4 weeks cancelled
Mar 2-23 COVID Lockdown - 4 weeks cancelled
Mar 30 South Hill Park Bed maintenance, path and kerb tidy and replacing path edging
Apr 6 Westmorland Park Knee rail removal, fencing work and dead hedging
13 Evenlode Way and Snaprails Park Bank Clearance and Cycle Track Maintenance
20 Whitegrove Copse Dead Hedging to protect the bluebells
27 South Hill Park Replace Path Edging; Bramble Removal; Weeding
May 4 Englemere Pond Heathland clearance/Dead hedging/Willow Hurdle making
11 School Hill Fix Pond!/Laurel & Holly sapling removal
18 Garth Pond Himalayan balsam pulling
25 Mill Lane and Babbage Way Boundary Tree work & Vegetation removal; Chestnut fencing replacement
Jun 1 Lily Hill Park Replace knee rail around veteran oak. Ivy removal from trees
8-22 Peacock Meadow 3 weeks of Ragwort Pulling
29 Cabbage Hill Bracken clearance
Jul 6 Hayley Green Wood Bramble clearance
13 Horseshoe Lake Himalayan Balsam Pulling
20 Cabbage Hill Ragwort Pulling
27 Big Wood Clearing willow and making hurdles around the pond
Aug 3 Cabbage Hill Hedgerow weeding
10 Warfield Chase Orchard and vegetation work
17 Ambarrow Court Pond digging
24 Englemere Pond Rhodie clearance
31 Farley Wood Centre Scrub Clearance around the tennis courts
Sep 7 Savernake Park Hurdle Making
14 The Parks Clearing out planting areas
21 Hayley Green Wood Vegetation pruning and bulb planting
28 Wildmoor Heath Creating Firebreak
Oct 5 Nightingale Triangle Scrub Clearance
12 Englemere Pond Rhodie clearance
19 Tinkers Copse Bramble Bashing
26 The Parks Rhododendron clearance
Nov 2 Lily Hill Park Dam building and Willow coppicing
9 Hayley Green Wood Bramble Clearance
16 Wildmoor Heath Creating Firebreak
23 Caesars Camp Gorse cut back
30 Lily Hill Park - Starch Copse Bramble Clearance
Dec 7 Temple Copse Bramble Clearance
14 The Parks Rhododendron clearance
21 Wildmoor Heath Creating Firebreak
Date Site Task
Jan 7 Garth Meadows Clearing Blackthorn
14 Wykery Copse Removal of old Boardwalk, Hazel Coppicing and Hazel Screening
21 Ambarrow Court Bramble Clearance and building Stag Beetle Loggery.
28 The Chestnuts Bramble Clearance and Coppicing
Feb 4 Englemere Pond Heathland Clearance
11 Farley Copse Holly thinning
18 Nightingale Triangle Bramble Clearance
25 Wildmoor Heath Heathland Clearance
Mar 3 Peacock Meadow - West Garden & Tarmans Copses Hazel Coppicing plus Chestnut fencing construction
10 Nine Mile Ride - Madingley Rhododendron Clearance
Mar 17-31 COVID lockdown - 3 tasks cancelled
Apr COVID lockdown - 4 tasks cancelled
May COVID lockdown - 4 tasks cancelled
Jun 2-9 COVID lockdown - 2 tasks cancelled
16 South Hill Park Renovating the amphitheatre
23 South Hill Park Renovating the amphitheatre & Weeding/Mulching
30 South Hill Park Renovating the amphitheatre & Weeding/Mulching
Jul 7 South Hill Park and Horseshoe Lake SHP-Weeding/Mulching;HL-Removal of Himalayan Balsam
14 South Hill Park and Tarmans Copse SHP-Weeding/Mulching;TC-Fence/Sign install and dead hedging
21 Northerams Wood Repair Pond Lining. Remove fencing. Thin Sapling regrowth.
28 Horseshoe Lake Removal of Himalayan Balsam
Aug 4 Peacock Meadows South Ragwort Pulling
11 Peacock Meadows Ragwort Pulling/Bin & Sign Installation/Fencing Beehives.
18 Frost Folly and Warfield FP7 Reedmace Clearance / Replacement Gates
25 Englemere Pond Heathland Scrub Clearance
Sep 1 Cabbage Hill Reposition Gate & Bench, Install sign, Bracken clearance + AGM
8 Frost Folly Reedmace Clearance & Fencing
15 Evenlode Way, Snaprails Park and Horseshoe Lake EW-Weeding/Mulching; SP-Cycle track tidy; Horseshoe Lake-Balsam pulling
22 Englemere Pond Reed cutting & scrub bashing
29 Wykery Copse Coppicing
Oct 6 Savernake Park Coppicing and hurdle making/ and plant bed edging
13 Newt Reserve and Garth Meadows Vegetation Management
20 Westmorland Park Bug hotel/ Composter build/ Vegetation clearance
27 School Hill Step Replacement and Laurel Clearance
Nov 3 Wildmoor Heath Scrub clearance
10 Wykery Copse Coppicing
17 Whitegrove Copse Bramble pulling
24 Newt Reserve and Garth Meadows Vegetation Management
Dec 1 Farley Wood Centre Hedge Planting
8 Wildmoor Heath Scrub clearance
15 Farningham Ride Boundary & black cherry Clearance
22-29 COVID lockdown - 2 tasks cancelled